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Re: [Full-disclosure] Nmap Online

From: Dave Moore (dave.j.mooregmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 01 2006 - 06:52:27 CST

On 12/1/06, Mike Huber <michael.hubergmail.com> wrote:
> first of all, IANAL, but the TOS seem to cover the basics... However, I am
> unsure whether they would hold up under strict legal scrutiny. As far as I
> can tell, they may hold up under US criminal law, but not under civil law,
> as tort law has its own wonderful little eccentricities. The best safeguard
> they seem to have is that they must log the source IP of all scan
> requests... As far as I know, anyone who takes the time to read the nmap
> man page should be able to craft a scan which won't be detected by the
> scanned host (can someone be a definitive source on this point?), and anyone
> taking malicious action ought to be taking sufficient precautions to avoid
> detection anyway. None-the-less, my 8-ball sees litigation in their future.

All nmap scans are detectable. All port scans are detectable. Just
depends on how hard you're looking.

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